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on the part of americans who expected mitt romney to defeat president obama. state of florida was key with the president winning by just 74,000 votes. out of more than 8 million cast. joining us now from washington is senator marco rubio a republican from florida. first off, senator, why did your state go for obama. >> first, thank you, bill, for having me on. throughout the campaign i said florida would be very close and competitive state. let's start by admitting the on oous the president ran a very good grass roots operation. they invested a the love money into the infrastructure and technology. we should look and learn from that. technological high ground always wins from these things. >> bill: i'm perplexed because i thought florida would go for mitt romney based upon the economy primarily but romney spent a lot of time and money there. but what did the -- what message that the president brought to florida sueded for him? >> i'm not sure if it's the president's message. it's the message that we need to do a better job as a movement. not just the republican party. those who believ
. >>> over in the united states, president barack obama is urging republicans to approve a tax hike on the wealthy. he says this is needed to avert the impending fiscal cliff of automatic austerity measures that could drag the economy into recession. obama said on wednesday that federal revenues will not reach the level needed to implement his proposals to cut the deficit unless taxes are raid on the wealthy. >> there is a bottom-line amount of revenue that is required in order for us to get a real, meaningful deficit reduction plan. >> obama added that if republican officials acknowledged this reality, the actual numbers proposed by each party are not that far apart. republicans have made a counteroffer. they want to raise revenue by reviewing the current tax deduke system. house speaker john boehner has urged the president to compromise. >> our members believe strongly that raising tax rates will hurt the economy. now we need a response from the white house. >> unless the two sides reach an agreement by the end of this year, the automatic tax increases and spending cuts will take
to our agricultural products. furthermore, as president obama looks towards other trade initiatives in the future, i hope this accession process will be a lesson. this process could have been better. in other words, using the leverage that the united states has during these accession negotiations to get a lot of these disputes settled, like we did with china and vietnam, that we have not fully done with russia. the president has called on congress to pass this legislation for some time but his lack of consultation with congress and disregard for the concerns raised by this senator and other members have only served to delay this whole process. we can't keep approaching trade issues in this fashion. this administration needs to have real and substantive consultation with congress. furthermore, when there are opportunities to stand up for american businesses and farmers against unfair trade barriers, such as the sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues in russia, the president needs to seize that opportunity the same way it was seized in the case of vietnam and in the case of china's access
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